Educating Young People On Child Rights,
Responsibilities and Child Abuse
Stand Ghana recently organized another successful Human Rights Education programme for several young people from the B.O.D Basic School at Burma Camp in Accra.
The event took place at the premises of the Base Ordinance Depot Basic School behind El-Wak Stadium in Accra on Monday, December 17th, 2018.
Major topics covered were: Child Rights according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Responsibilities of Children and Understanding Child Abuse.
The main objective of organizing this programme was to improve awareness on human rights provisions and to help young people know the full content of their basic human rights and responsibilities. This, we believe, would help them enjoy their rights more effectively and responsibly.
Those who took part in the programme included all form three students of B.O.D Basic School, and some teachers; and we were impressed by the active involvement of both the students and their teachers. Many relevant questions were asked by the students and we also receive valuable contributions from both teachers and students.
The head mistress, madam Pearl Ameworwor was also present at the event and sat in throughout the entire duration of the two hour programme – which we very much appreciated. Madam Pearl Ameworwor implored the students to apply what they have learnt in their daily lives.
She also reminded them not to concentrate only on how to enjoy their rights, but to remember to perform their responsibilities as well.
We believe that human rights education is very necessary for everyone especially young people who are the future leaders.